Two Views of a Bouquet

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Woman in red sweater placing bouquet of white hybrid tea cut rose 'Pascali' by windowsill

As I finish the rose book I have decided to add a section of photographing bouquets.

Bouquet of white rose 'Pascali' on windowsill

The PhotoBotanic Guide to Photographing Roses is aimed at garden photographers but I have photographed lifestyle books where roses are used in arrangements and bouquets.  Roses are the queens of flowers and doesn’t everyone loves to have an arrangement ?  It is really fun to photograph bouquets, so there is now a whole section in the book.

The photographer needs a different approach when shooting lifestyle photos.  In the garden we take what we can find, with the flower arrangement we create a scene.  Preparation is everything.

I usually use a stylist who will have a variety of props, containers, and fabrics to use that are matched to whatever location and mood we want to create.  It is often a bit tedious putting a composition together, as every element becomes part of a still life study and every part of the frame needs to be considered.

Once you do have a good arrangement and a good location, don’t settle for just one photo.  Work the scene.  In the photo ‘Pascali’ roses by a window, after I shot the inside photo I went outside and looked in.

Woman in red sweater placing bouquet of white hybrid tea cut rose 'Pascali' by windowsill
Woman in red sweater placing bouquet of white hybrid tea cut rose ‘Pascali’ by windowsill

The book will be finished at the end of the month.  If you preorder, I will send you a 20% discount coupon

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